Posts Tagged ‘Student loan privatisation’

Tory budget announces higher tuition fees and the scrapping of maintenance grants

by James Elliott.

George Osborne announced the Tories’ latest attack on higher education in today’s budget, announcing that for some institutions fees will rise in line with inflation, and also that grants will be abolished for the poorest students. Osborne’s budget document states measures will, “include allowing institutions offering high teaching quality to increase their tuition fees in line […]

A turning point in the National Union of Students?

by Michael Chessum and James McAsh.

This could be a turning point for the National Union of Students (NUS) and the student left. Delegates at the recent NUS’s national conference ended over a decade of NUS opposition to free education. The result is a triumph for principled student activists, inside and outside of NUS, and it is a further defeat for […]

Activists prepare for another day of action against student debt

by Keith Wright.

University campuses across the country will play host to another day of action against the privatisation of student debt, this Wednesday, 20th November. This follows numerous student actions on the 5th November “bonfire of austerity”, along with a week of action in late October which saw the offices of several Lib Dem MPs targeted. Students […]

Take action against the student loan book privatisation

by Conrad Landin.

Students have declared next week a “week of action” against the proposed privatisation of the student loan book. On Friday 18th October, students will gather outside the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to protest the plans, which have worrying implications for students past, present and future. An Early Day Motion (no. 542) has been […]

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